11.13.2006

Stitch School: Feather Stitch

Stitch School has moved to it's very own space on the web! You'll now find the Feather Stitch post here. Comments are now closed on this post; if you'd like to leave a comment please do so on the new one.

9 comments:

June said...

Thank again for the stitch tutorials.

June said...

This tutorial really enabled me to finally learn the feather stitch well after days of trials and failures.

Diane Dunn said...

I've begun a project using Dorset Feather Stitch which I assume is a variation of the feather stitch. Do yo have any suggestions on having more success on using this stitch? Also, how many strands of floss do you suggest? One more thing, my instructions ask that perle cotton be used for over whipping. I assume this is to give the needlwork more strengh. I'm creating an infant's dress.

janet said...

I'm not familiar with the Dorset Feather Stitch and it's not listed in any of my embroidery books, although there are several variations on feather stitch and it may be one of those (just called by another name). I'd need to know more about what your instructions say to do.

For most embroidery three strands is about right, two if you want a more delicate line. I don't think the perle cotton would be for strength—it's a single strand—it's probably more decorative.

Feel free to email me with any info you have and I'll see if I can figure out what makes Dorset different from regular feather stitch.

Bridget Farmer said...

thankyou so much for this tutorial, it's been an incredible help for me, i must check out the rest of your blog now and definitley bookmark it!

Janelle said...

Thanks for posting such an easy lesson in doing a feather stitch - it's much easier than I expected it to be!

Janelle

Anonymous said...

i am looking for the "briar stitch" - i keep seeing people say it's the same as the feather stitch & coral stitch, but these don't look like the ones my aunt put on on all her quilts. my mother showed me how years ago, but i can't remember!
(my aunt was from western south carolina & the last quilt was made around 1950)
p.s. i REALLY appreciate the way you demonstrate techniques - very clear & understandable!

janet said...

Well, I checked all my embroidery reference books and they say that briar stitch and feather stitch are the same thing. I suspect that briar may be a variation of feather (and possibly a regional variation) but I'd have to see it. Do you have a picture of it?

Jeanelle said...

Thanks for the lines drawn and the good pictures. I like to see as well as read.